MSC Southeast - Machining Right Skills Now - Certificate
Minnesota State College Southeast
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CNC Machine Tool

Learn precision skills that lead to employment.


Machining Right Skills Now - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Machining Right Skills Now - 17 credit Certificate
Gainful Employment Information

Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
2 crs
Introduction to Precision Machining
This course covers the fundamental elements of basic machine shop theory that would be applied to shop applications. Students taking the course will be able to apply skills learned in the classroom to the lab where they will have hands on experience on basic machine shop equipment. Topics of study include safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage. (Prerequisites: None) (4 Credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Engineering Drawings 1
This course covers the fundamentals of basic blueprint reading. The student will learn skills to interpret blueprint and sketches that would be used in industry. Topics of study will be sketching, dimensioning, line interpretation, section views, tolerance, and working drawings. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Measuring and Gauging
This course will provide the theory, technique, and care of typical measuring tools used in the Machining profession. Students will learn various measuring techniques used in the manufacture of machined parts. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Precision Machining Processes
This course will familiarize the student with what can be done with both manual machine tools and computer aided machine tools used in the manufacturing process. The student will have hands on experience with manual and computer type machines. Topics of study include setup, operation, and troubleshooting on both machine types. Safety, measuring parts to print, proper set up, speeds & feeds, and cutting tool usage, manual programming of CNC machines will also be covered. (Prerequisites: MACH1601 [or taken concurrently]) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
The Internship is a required course for the "Right Skills Now" certificate of the CNC Machine Tool program. The internship must be a paid position for the required minimum of 192 hours, and is only available in the spring semester each school year. A student wishing to apply for Internship must meet with the Advisor/Faculty who is assigned to the Internship course administration to verify the student GPA and Attendance qualifications have been met. The student is responsible for securing an Internship Agreement with a local manufacturing company. The Faculty may assist with references to companies that are willing to sponsor an internship student. Credits: 4 Credits: 0 lecture/0 lab/ 4 cr OJT (On-the-Job-Training) the credits qualify toward Financial aid eligibility.

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4 cr
15 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 17

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$3,393
Minimum Tool Cost:$300
Estimated Total:$3,943


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